It's been nearly a week and I am no less riddled with emotions and the marital strife has not dissipated. It's like 1 step forward, 2 steps back. I am deeply appreciative of all of your support. I hope that this FET cycle will not be in vain and that my dreams of another child will come true. Of course, I hope that this current challenge in my marriage will be surmountable.
As far as the nuts and bolts of my cycle -- a week of Vivelle dots has had no noticeable impact on me thus far (the nurse said it makes many people nauseous). But I haven't yet gotten to two patches, let alone 4. Had blood drawn today for estradiol levels and it was at 85 and they want over 50. The Lupron has been making me very bruised recently, despite the beginning of it being bruise-free. Is it air? Is it my technique? My greatest epiphany though, today, was finding a way to get rid of the adhesive from the Vivelle dots in a VERY easy way (I have read so many posts from women having trouble with that darn adhesive). I use Goo Gone for household adhesive removal all the time, so I squirted a little into the cap of the bottle. Then I submerged a Q-tip in the Goo Gone. Wiped it back and forth on the adhesive residue and voila! Gone w/o a trace!
Next appointment on Friday -- u/s and another blood draw for estradiol.
Not out of the woods w/ H yet and while he does want another child, our issues are definitely affecting whether or not we go through with transfer on the 18th. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to get us back on track...